Founded by Philip Togni and his wife Birgitta in the 1980s, the estate has gained a reputation for producing exceptional Bordeaux-style wines often characterised by their elegance, balance, and ageing potential.
With a background in vineyard management and winemaking, Philip Togni established his eponymous winery intending to craft wines that reflect the unique terroir of his Spring Mountain estate in California. He embraced a traditional and minimal intervention approach to winemaking, focusing on the expression of the vineyard and the varietals he cultivated.
The vineyard is in an elevated and rugged area within the Napa Valley. The elevation and cooler climate contribute to longer growing seasons and slower ripening, leading to wines with depth and complexity. The wines are predominantly made from Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, exhibiting a more old-world style.
Togni’s winemaking philosophy focuses on crafting wines meant to age gracefully. He employs traditional techniques such as long ageing in oak barrels and minimal manipulation during winemaking. The wines are well-structured, with firm tannins and balanced fruit and acidity.